Author Topic: Hunter Douglas Platinum Bridge App  (Read 19236 times)

Offline pascalw

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Re: Hunter Douglas Platinum Bridge App
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2017, 09:57:27 pm »
Hi Gengen!
I had Remote Support having to clean my files to make room for the most recent upgrade. IN the process they deleted the Platinum Gateway LUA and XML files. After reinstalling I see all my shades appear three times in each room.
I telnet'ed back in and deleted the D_PlatinumGateway.XML etc. Powercycled the box and removed all the Shade devices. Reinstalling the files and rediscovering the shades... works but the result is that is pulls up all previously discovered devices and I have blinds showing 3x for each room .

What file should I go into to fix this?

Many thanks!!!

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Re: Hunter Douglas Platinum Bridge App
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2017, 01:59:27 pm »
I just set this up.  It's pretty cool.

There is one thing.  It takes a long time to send a command.  I've measured as fast as 45 seconds and as slow as 2.5 mins.

What could cause this?  I've got a Vera Plus with not very many devices.  I just started setting it up today.  This is the second app I've installed, after the Sonos app.  Otherwise, it is really fresh.

When I make a change on the Platinum App, the Vera device status updates immediately.  When I send a command from Vera it takes a long time, but then happens.

One interesting anomaly I noticed when I installed it:  I have three shades, each installed in it's own room.  One of the blinds imported and 2 of the rooms imported.  Each device is there and works, just one as a device and 2 has rooms.

At anyrate, if anyone has seen this or can help me find a solution, I'd appreciate it.  I've read this thread and have not seen this discussed. 


I'm cutting over to Vera from HS this weekend.  This is still happening with my platinum controller.

I think it is within Vera.  If I execute the commands and wait until vera is done "sending command" and then disconnect Vera from the network, the blind never goes down.  If I keep it connected, the blind eventually goes down.

Could this be a setting within Vera that has gotten dorked? I don't think I've tweaked anything in the set up of these devices that would cause this.

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Re: Hunter Douglas Platinum Bridge App
« Reply #47 on: November 03, 2017, 12:07:47 pm »
Looking for a hunter douglas bridge, This is not going into the Vera app market anytime soon?

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Re: Hunter Douglas Platinum Bridge App
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2017, 07:57:59 pm »
Sorry that I have not replied to this thread in a while.

@Chapin, @Pascalw,

The Platinum Bridge app which I posted some time ago sends the same commands as the app on your phone. Please check whether your phone app sees the same blinds, possibly more than once. It should be as fast as the phone and should only take a second or so to actuate. Delays of 45 seconds to 2 minute sounds like there is a problem. In my setup, I needed to add some repeaters in the house in order for the bridge to reach all of the blinds. The repeaters light up whenever there is a command sent to them and they forward it to the blinds.

If you are still having problems, send me a log.
Please edit L_PlatinumShade.lua and un-comment the body of the "log" command. i.e. replace:
  -- luup.log("Platinum Bridge: " .. msg)
  luup.log("Platinum Bridge: " .. msg)

Install the modified file and then send me the output of /var/log/cmh/LuaUPnP.log

All of the interesting logs will have the "Platinum Bridge:" prefix and you may have a better idea about what's happening in your setup.